Federal Shutdown

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As the government shutdown stretches on, federal workers in rural Georgia are starting to feel the bite of hunger.

The asphalt behind the loading dock of the Second Harvest of South Georgia food bank in Valdosta rattled the wheels of a shopping cart loaded with food for three transportation safety administration employees from the local airport Thursday morning.


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Today on Political Rewind, Gov. Brian Kemp begins laying out his agenda for his first session of the General Assembly. Flexibility for using medicaid dollars, teacher raises and school safety are among his top priorities. We’ll look at the details of his plan as well as how democrats are responding. 

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As the government shutdown stretches on, it may begin to affect how communities are able to help victims of sexual assault.

The $3.2 billion the Department of Justice sets aside via its Office of Victim Advocacy includes the largest single source of money for supporting women who have been victims of sexual assault. However, when the last of the money funding federal government programs gets spent this week, managers of Office of Victim Advocacy funds will be idled.